What makes our behaviour uniquely human?

Touching and emotionally charged, Empathy reflects on what influences us to empathise with others. Five dancers jostle for position – folding, lifting and balancing against one another as they navigate through a beguiling laser light design.

Taking inspiration from the work of psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen (Zero Degrees of Empathy), Empathy explores the human emotional spectrum by creating a truly theatrical experience where movement, sound and lighting combine in equal parts.


Afternoon & SHOW TICKEt OFFER £15, £12 CONCS & £9 EAC
The evening performance of EMPATHY is part of coLAB; a day of workshops, talks and performances exploring new technologies that are informing the future of movement.
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Click here for Neon Dance website and behind the scenes for Empathy

Empathy is supported through public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by Pavilion Dance South West and Swindon Dance. Empathy is part of the Audience Labs programme from Sound and Music, the national charity for new music. Additional support from Royal Opera House, London and Uferstudios, Berlin. Neon Dance gratefully acknowledges sponsorship from LaserAnimation SOLLINGER.

An enchanting theatrical exploration of empathy, featuring movement, sound and innovative laser light design